Another new experiment in the Flushies legacy, the Readers’ Choice Awards! In our last round of Flushies, I asked Bio Break readers to submit their own awards — and winners — in categories that they themselves made up. It’s far more entertaining than anything I could’ve written, so let’s see what you all created!
Hardest Working Live Team: Star Trek Online
Many MMG Live Teams content themselves with patching in a handful of quests and balance tweaks quests every few months. STO’s Live Team has added the ability to walk around your ship, make DIY missions, play minigames, assign duties to each and every member of your “lower decks” crew, and voice chat with other players.
All this while doing ground-up redesigns of ground combat, the skill system, crafting, and the quest log. (From Chris Letoile)
Most Fantastic Bug: Hangame deletes an entire MMO
This would be an award given to the game who has a glitch of fantastic proportions, such as WoW’s Corrupted Blood plague of ’05, or the Faldor Massacre of ’06. As far as winners go, I would probably give it to M2, which was accidentally obliterated about a month ago (you wrote the Massively article on the incident, I believe.) However, I’m not really happy with this choice, and feel that there might be a better fantastic MMO glitch out there. If you know of any better ones that occurred this year, do tell. (From Kyle Connor)
LotRO wins it hands down! I almost throw up every festival time doing the pub crawl quests, it’s awesome!! (From James Hoysa)
Creepiest Crafting Skill: Butterfly milking in Glitch
There’s just something so unsettling about getting special lotion to message and then milk a butterfly. (From Psnacky)
Most Server Closures: Star Wars Galaxies
Too bad SGW beat out Warhammer for that distinction this year. Maybe they’ll do better in 2012. (From Attic Lion)
Best Simulation of Queues Usually Only Seen In Such Places As Disneyland: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Resurrected Gaming D-bag Who Thinks Awfully Highly Of Himself Since He Hasn’t Done Anything Relevant For A Decade: Richard Garriott, aka Richard Garriott de Cayeux, aka Lord British
Congratulations! Sir Richard can’t be here tonight as he’s busy telling the entire world how they should play their games and that his ‘ultimate RPG’ is better than anything you could have ever dreamed of, so I’ll accept for him. Thank you! (From Targeter)
Best player vs devs combat: Jita 4-4 Revolt in EVE